Whirlpool to Have Input On ‘Green’ Building Code

Benton Harbor, MI —

As part of the committee, Whirlpool will help transform the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) “Model Green Home Building Guidelines” into a national green standard, certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Omer “Butch” Gaudette, director of trade relations for Whirlpool Corp., will represent the company on the committee as a member of the Water Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Air Quality task group, the company said. Members were appointed by the NAHB Research Center Executive Standards Committee and include more than 40 representatives from a broad spectrum of the building industry, sustainability organizations and the public sector.

NAHB’s Model Green Home Building Guidelines are a set of voluntary guidelines that outline fundamental ways to build more environmentally appropriate and healthier homes. Earlier this year, NAHB announced that it would join forces with the International Codes Council (ICC) to take these guidelines through the ANSI process, and also promote a national green building standard designed to help combat the effects of greenhouse gases.   

NAHB and the ICC plan to introduce the new green building standard at the International Builders’ Show in February 2008.

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